Within the parasport community itself, inclusivity and access is a real issue, especially for those who do not fit the mold of how we think an athlete “should” look or move.
Most sporting equipment is designed with typical able-bodied athletes in mind, whereas custom equipment to meet a particular Paralympian’s needs can be expensive. 3D printing offers a third way.
Some Paralympic powerlifters lift heavier weights than athletes without disabilities. Here’s what we know about why this might be.
The #WeThe15 movement is rooted in good intention and falls short in a big way by using the Paralympic Games as a backdrop to its launch.
The media determines how Paralympians are depicted to viewers. What it chooses to focus on can help change attitudes about disability.
The Paralympics are the stage for a battle between the exclusivity of elite sport and the inclusivity the movement aims to nurture. Can the event effect true social change?
As the Summer Games warm up, more research is needed on how heat acclimation can help Paralympians in particular prepare for extreme conditions
Physical activity barriers are still prevalent for people with disabilities, despite the increase in participation in the Paralympic Games.
An athlete who competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics says when the rescheduled Olympics take place, the Games can help rebuild societies in a humanitarian way through the spirit of Olympism.
Every Paralympics there’s a sense that they will inspire more disabled people’s sport participation. However, eight years since London 2012 and very little has changed